First thing is to ensure that you are using the current 2.0.5 version of Audacity. Look in “Help > About Audacity” to confirm the version number. The current version of Audacity is available here: http://audacityteam.org/download/
This type of error is pretty rare in Audacity 2.0.5, so if it keeps happening we’ll need to try and find out what is causing it.
This indicates the start of a track Envelope,
There should be a matching:
below the line with garbage.
If the corruption is only between … tags, then you may be able to salvage the project by deleting those sections, for example, if you had this:
Wow, very strange but I attempted to play around with the coding the other night, did not fix it by any means but was able to eliminate the areas that were corrupt. This I saved as a different file.
The strange thing occurred today. I was going into the new file to try to salvage the other tracks, I opened the old file in notepad to try and see what was existing and the strange character were gone, in there place was the correct coding!? I’m going to assume this was an issue with my hard drive and after restarting the file was interpreted correctly somehow. FYI, I do have 2.0.5.
Regardless, thanks for your help Gale and Steve! At the least I can say I learned a lot from this episode, and if this happens again I think I know how to code the tracks back into the aup file. If I have any other problems I will let you guys know.